Maki Morita (she/they) is a writer and performance-maker of Japanese descent on unceded Wurundjeri country. Maki believes in performance as a mode of reverie, and seeks to create work that reflects on the inherent weirdness of our world and our everyday lives. 

As a playwright, Maki’s debut work Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise was shown at TheatreWorks in 2023. Her prose and poetry has appeared in Cordite, Island Magazine, The Suburban Review, Mascara Literary Review, Portside Review, and more. She has also exhibited work at Linden New Art. 

Maki has appeared in panels, readings, and other events at The Wheeler Centre, Emerging Writers Festival, and National Young Writers Festival.

Maki graduated with a Master of Theatre (writing) from the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was awarded the Portland House Theatre Outreach scholarship. They have received awards and grants including the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grant, Wheeler Centre Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship, and
George Fairfax Memorial Award.